Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

:: The capture of ISIS’ leader, Abu Osama al-Muhajir, in Yemen is just the latest example of our commitment to eradicating the scourge of terrorism, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid More »

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

:: Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused US National Security Adviser John Bolton of plotting for war against Iran in a tweet on Tuesday. “Wanna know why those with proven record More »

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has departed on a trip to South Korea and Japan, where he will lead the Kingdom’s delegation to the G20 summit in Osaka, the More »

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

:: King Salman issued a royal order on Monday promoting 38 judges at the Ministry of Justice at various ranks. The Kingdom is taking measures to revolutionize its judicial system. Recently, the More »

Iran says it welcomes any diffusion of tensions in region

Iran says it welcomes any diffusion of tensions in region

:: Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday Tehran welcomes any diffusion of tensions in the Gulf region following weeks of deteriorating relations with Washington. “We welcome diffusion of tensions in the More »


Tag Archives: SOUTH AFRICA

Jacob Zuma quits as President of South Africa

:: Jacob Zuma resigned as President of South Africa on Wednesday, reluctantly heeding orders by the ruling African National Congress (ANC) to bring an end to his nine scandal-plagued years in power. In a 30-minute farewell address to the nation,

Africa’s richest man joins race for South African cement firm

:: Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote has joined the race to buy South African cement maker PPC, which is already the subject of a takeover bid valuing the company at $700 million. Dangote Cement, which is controlled by Dangote and

S. African minister resigns after assaulting woman

:: South African Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training Mduduzi Manana has resigned after allegations that he beat a woman at a Johannesburg nightclub last weekend, media reported on Sunday. Manana will, however, stay the member of parliament from

South Africa has granted Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity — source

Grace Mugabe

:: South Africa has granted diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe’s first lady, Grace Mugabe, allowing her to return to Harare and avoid prosecution for the alleged assault of a 20-year-old model, a security source said on Friday. South African police had

Al-Qaeda releases longest-held hostage in Mali after 6 years

:: Al-Qaeda’s North Africa branch has freed a South African man who was held hostage for six years in Mali and he is now home, South Africa’s government announced Thursday, denying it had paid any ransom. Stephen McGown, who was

Former presidents urge action to heal ‘sick’ S. Africa

:: Three former South African presidents for the first time issued a joint call for action recently to end the nation’s “worsening” political crisis, the latest campaign targeting President Jacob Zuma. In an unprecedented move, the country’s living former heads

S. Africa’s Gordhan ordered home from London

Pravin Gordhan

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan is set to return to South Africa early on Tuesday after being ordered home from London by President Jacob Zuma, hours before a court hearing over the closure of accounts belonging to friends of the president.

More than 100 injured in train collision in South Africa

South African paramedics say two trains have collided in the capital, Pretoria, injuring more than 100 people. Citing emergency responders, the African News Agency is reporting that most injuries were light in the accident at a station in the Rosslyn

Protesters urge S.Africa’s Zuma, top ANC leaders to quit party posts

Members of South Africa’s ANC chanted slogans outside its headquarters on Monday demanding President Jacob Zuma step down in a rare public show of anger in the ruling party after its worst election performance since the end of apartheid in

South African president in Saudi to expand economic ties

South African President Jacob Zuma called for strengthening his country’s economic ties with Saudi Arabia, during a visit to the kingdom on Sunday. “While our political relations with Saudi Arabia are strong, our economic and trade ties should be reviewed

Mandela’s grandson Mandla under pressure over embracing Islam

Traditional leaders in South Africa have expressed “disquiet” over chief Mandla Mandela’s conversion to Islam. The Congress of Traditional Leaders in South Africa (Contralesa) told the BBC that being Muslim could affect his ability to uphold Xhosa traditions. Mandla, the

South African artist leaves his mark on the streets of Balad

Riding on the back of a successful year, The 3rd Kunna Kida Jeddah heritage festival is bringing back the Street Art Festival with the participation of well-known local and international artists. Many Saudi and non-Saudi artists gathered on the famous

South Africans react angrily to Facebook post deemed racist

Many South Africans reacted furiously on Monday to what they described as the racist remarks of a white woman who criticized black beachgoers in a Facebook post. Even political parties are commenting on the case, which has ignited fresh debate

Tribal king in South Africa faces jail time

A tribal king in South Africa faces lengthy jail time after being convicted of arson, kidnapping and other crimes in a case that highlighted tension between sovereignty of the state and traditional authority structures. Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo, king of South Africa’s

South Africa’s president replaces finance minister, again

South Africa’s president has replaced the country’s finance minister for the second time in four days. On Sunday, President Jacob Zuma’s office announced that recently appointed finance minister David van Rooyen will be replaced by Pravin Gordhan, who previously served

India spins out South Africa for 214

India’s spin twins Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja shared eight wickets as South Africa crumbled for 214 on the opening day of the second Test in Bangalore on Saturday. AB de Villiers marked his 100th Test with a stroke-filled 85

Jadeja, Ashwin spin India to big victory

India’s Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin thrived on a spinners’ paradise in Mohali, bamboozling South Africa’s batsmen in the first Test to secure a 108-run victory with more than two days to spare Saturday. Eighteen wickets tumbled on an extraordinary

Five-star Ashwin sparks South African collapse

Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin battered top-ranked South Africa with a five-wicket haul to leave India in control of the bowler-dominated first Test in Mohali on Friday. India, shot out for 201 in the first innings on a dusty, dry wicket, hit

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